Why Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh is better than the Big Box Stores

Anyone who is considering Window Treatments has probably seen the Window Treatment displays in the big box stores.  There you can find a sampling of Blinds, Cellular Shades, Roller Shades, Shutters and even some Soft Treatments like Draperies, Roman Shades, and Sheers.


At Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh we sell all those products. We can also offer you a much more vast selection and a better quality product.

Big box stores sell such a large variety of goods including anything from lighting to plumbing, hardware to lumber, kitchens, bathrooms, appliances, outdoor items, plants, the list goes on and on.

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In reality, Window Treatments are a very small percentage of their sales.  Because of this the employees never develop the expertise required to responsibly acquaint customers with these products. This will create a high likelihood that the customer will not be satisfied.

When a potential customer goes to a big box store to look at Window Treatments there is a good chance that no employee will be assigned to that department.  The customer will then have to find an employee who may be coming from a different department.  The employee may then,  with the help of catalogs, explain to the customer the different types of Window Treatments and their functions.  This employee will not be able to determine if certain Treatments will or won’t work in your particular home because he has never been in your home.


The next step would be to schedule someone to come and measure your windows.  Of course, there is a fee involved in this.

Once the measurements have been made the customer then returns to the store for an estimate.  Since these stores do not take appointments the customer may have to wait.  If the price is more than the customer wants to spend he forfeits the fee for the measurements.  If he decides to order he must pay in advance for the products.

When the products are delivered an installer will make an appointment to install the Window Treatments. The installer is not an employee of the big box store,  he is a sub-contractor. There is a great chance that the person who sold you the treatments has never met the installer. If a particular Window Treatment will not work with the installer must return it to the store and the customer may have to go with a different product.

At Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh the customer makes an appointment with us to come to her home.  There we can provide a wide array of options and products.  We can measure the windows and determine right there which Window Treatments are appropriate for that particular home. This consultation is always free!


We will then provide a quote for the customer and, if the customer decides to go with us, we will require only a 50% deposit at time of order.

We will schedule a convenient time to complete the install and it will be us doing the install, not someone who is unfamiliar with you home.

Many may assume that because we provide this exemplary service our prices are high. That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Big box stores must make money on their sales and on their subcontractors. Many find that, when all is added up,  Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh is a much better value. And because you are dealing with the owners from the beginning to the end you can have peace of mind that everything will be perfect. And our expertise and selection of Blinds, Cellular Shades, Roller Shades, ShuttersDraperies, Roman Shades, and Sheers is unsurpassed by any of these places.


If you decide you want to add something later, like many of our customers do, it is even more convenient because we will have your measurements on file.  Try that with a big box store.

So why waste your time with the inconvenience of dealing with a big box store and the uncertainty that the products will be to your liking.  Contact Made in The Shade Blinds of Pittsburgh for your free no-obligation estimate.  We can be reached at (412) 999-9199 or by clicking the “contact” tab here or at the top of this page.